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It’s the perfect weather to go camping and if you are looking for the best sites to pitch a tent, we have your back. Camping on the desert is cliche! Here are 4 camping sites in Dubai you must go if you want more than just the golden sands.
1. Al Qudra Lake
If you are looking for the best of both worlds- land and water, Al Qudra Lake is where you must head! A short drive from the Mall Of Emirates takes you to this popular camping site.
What sets this aside from other sites is the little oasis, which is home to flamingos and swans. Pitch a tent here and if you are lucky, you might even spot camels in the morning.
Situated in the outskirts of Dubai, Hatta is one camping site which has a lot to offer. In fact, you don’t even have to carry your tents along. The camping site has stay options, which will double up as a perfect staycation too. Surrounded by mountains, dam and a lake, Hatta provides scope for adventure sports and activities. The lake serves as a perfect site for kayaking and paddle boarding while the mountains excite those who love biking and hiking.
Where: Hajar mountains
3 Banan Beach
Located along the Jebel Ali shoreline, is a beach with bright colored wooden tents and chalets. The Banan beach is best for all those who love camping under the company of sun, sand and water. The tents are nothing less than a luxury room in a hotel, so you don’t have to lug along sleeping bags or mattresses. As for the activities, you can barbecue on the beach, engage in over 12 different water sports, or simply play a game of beach volley ball. You can also go shopping in the mini market onsite or head to the Jebel Ali Shooting Club if that’s your thing. You can stay overnight, with sleeping tents for two costing from AED350 a night. The chalets start from AED 1,000 for a night.
Where: Jebel Ail
4. Jebel Jais
Fancy camping on a mountain top? Jebel Jais will let you fulfill that wish! Pack your tents and spend the night under a moon-lit sky. In the morning, wake up to a spectacular sunrise and gear up for a day filled with adventurous activities. In case you didn’t know, Jebel Jais is home to the longest zipline. If that’s not your thing, go skating on their brand new ice rink or chill with a warm cup of coffee at their viewing deck. The view is truly breathtaking!
Where: Jebel Jais mountain, Ras Al Khaimah